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Things to Check and Do in Fire Door Maintenance

This article will give the things to check and inspect in a fire door during maintenance.

When a building or a home is bound for construction, it best advised by the contractor or engineers to install a fire door. This is an essential part of the building that can save people’s lives during a fire breakout. Fire door comes in different span of time frame, depending on the size of the building that they are protecting. For the small buildings, we have the standard 30 minutes span of time in order for the people to get out. For a huge building, we have 45, 60 to 90 minutes span of time fire door that can withstand high temperature caused by fire breakout. During this span of time, people can evacuate and seek safety as quickly as possible. The fire fighters and rescuers can also do their job at this time.
The safety features of fire doors are already given to us, let us now understand and see on what we can do in order to do fire door maintenance.
Consider the surface of the door and frame - The surface of the door should not have holes or breaks because it will make the door less fire proof. A fire only needs a small crack for it to penetrate the inner core of the door. And if this thing happens, then it will be a useless protective door. We should also take in mind that the fire door is only coated with special material and can withstand fire for a certain period of time, and after the time of endurance, it will also break down and get burned.
Make sure to have intact vision light frames, glazing and glazing beads -. This thing should be properly in place plus accurately fastened. It should be inspected always if the above-mentioned door has these parts.
Always have secure and aligned frame, door and hinges - There are other components that are non-combustible and could function with the proper signs of breakage or damage. The fire rated doors should always be properly fitted in order to avoid the escape of fire from one area to another.
Ensure the measurement of door clearance -If you are about to put the fire door into an inspection, the inspector should find out the proper clearance and if it will not meet the standard, then a repair of the clearance will be needed for it to function properly. If the clearance of the door is not proper, then the capacity of the door will be ruined due to the seal of the door will not cover all the gaps when there is a fire.
Always make sure that there are no missing parts - If during the process of inspection, the inspector would find out that there is a missing part, then they will recommend it for repair or change of materials. This should be done to make sure that there will be no gap for it will be a big impact on the dangers brought about by fire. Replacement of the part will be suggested by the inspector so that people can fully utilized the fire door.



Scanline Fire Doors is fully licensed and insured to perform fire door inspections which are compulsory in Queensland. They must be inspected and maintained in accordance with AS1851, Part 17-2005 and therefore the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

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